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Joins Russian Club, Poland Strikes Defender Maciej Rybus for 2022 World Cup

The owner of 66 caps in the Polish national team joined the Russian giants, Spartak Moscow, on a free transfer.

The Polish Football Federation (PZPN) confirmed that defender Maciej Rybus will not be considered for the 2022 World Cup.

Rybus was dropped after joining the most successful club of the Russian Premier League, Spartak Moscow. Interestingly, he defected after being released by another Russian club and city rival, Lokomotiv Moscow.

Choosing to stay in Moscow, Rybus is faced with a dilemma because his wife is a Russian citizen who lives in the nation’s capital. Poland is a staunch ally of Kyiv and has been one of Ukraine’s biggest financial backers since the Russian invasion on 24 February.